Uluwatu Beach is a beautiful beach, somewhat secluded from any main road in Bali. There is a bit of a trek from the road, down a steep hill to a small bit of sand and rocks where tourists can usually find some freelance masseurs to help them pass the time until the tide goes out. Once the tide goes out, a rock used as an entrance to the main portion of the beach is revealed and then the beach going tourists are able to fully enjoy Uluwatu beach. It is a fairly private beach, so most tourists find they have very few other tourists to compete with for prime sun tanning areas as well as seashell hunts.
The Uluwatu temple is located on a cliff that overlooks the beach and is a beautiful place to visit and photograph. The temple is home to numerous tame monkeys, but beware as the monkeys are worse than pickpockets at times. Jewellery or watches and anything else sparkly and easily removed will tempt the monkeys and they have been known to abscond with any number of items formerly belonging to some hapless tourist. Also keep in mind, the monkeys in the temple are sacred so they cannot be harmed for ANY reason.